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SALE: For the next few days iBird Plus is on sale for only $9.99 from its regular price of $14.99 USD. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own the best birding app on the planet.

IBIRD PLUS—Here is the feature-rich birding app that started the revolution in smartphone field guides. And now iBird Plus has been updated to version 7.22 for iOS 8.

IBIRD PLUS Guide to Birds—Identify birds like an expert with the world's most popular birding field guide app! With over a half-million downloads, both beginning and advanced birders will find iBird unmatched in bird identification functionality and ease of use. Look at what ABA magazine had to say about iBird:

Diana Doyle of American Birding Association’s "Birding" magazine, says:
"If you’re looking for the most expansive digital key, the encyclopedia-like iBird Plus excels. It has the most sophisticated algorithm, incorporates live location, shows search results in real time (with a slide show option) and has the most fine-grained advanced key choices.”
- "The Quest for a Bird Identification Key" March/April 2014 issue

MWG has birding apps for beginners to experts. These apps cover North America (from Baja to Alaska), the United Kingdom and the Hawaiian Islands. Our free iBird Lite with a subset of species is a way to discover all the features of iBird without spending anything. For you advanced birders check out the best list keeping app in the store called iBird Journal. iPad owners check out the native, iPad-only, high resolution field guide app called Waite's Guide for NA and the UK. Search for Mitch Waite Group to see all our apps. And visit to learn more.

As always, iBird Plus offers these exceptional features:

■ iBird's Search Engine has 19 attributes to help you identify birds. You can search for birds by location, color, shape, song, habitat, head and bill patterns, flight style and much more. If you saw a yellow bird in California with a cone shaped bill, iBird will show you in 3 steps that it’s an American Goldfinch. No other app can do this as well as iBird.
■ Day and Night Themes. Day theme is black text on a paper-white background. The dimmer Night theme keeps the iPhone from alerting every critter in the forest.
■ Over 2,500 high-quality recordings associated with over 800 species. You can enable or disable the Autoplay feature, or choose whether you’d like to play all vocalizations or just one. Information about the location where the recording was made is also included.
■iBird apps are the only products with BOTH illustrations and photos from the best artists and photographers in the field of ornithology.
■ 37 Subspecies Range Maps show migrations and locations of numerous subspecies during the year.
■ Favorites Sort and View Modes. Your Favorites list screen has the entire set of sort and view features found on the Browse/Search screen.
■ Field Mark Layer. A detailed field mark layer on all illustrations can be turned on or off and helps you to learn the key ID characteristics to look for in a species.
■ Photo Center. Add your own photos to species accounts and store them in Dropbox.
■ Slideshow. Customize a list of birds and enjoy a slideshow complete with songs and calls.


■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 ½ out of 5 mice."



Wondering which iBird is right for you? Below find a quick guide as to how they differ.

Version Species Attributes BAM? Percevia?
Ultimate 940 37 Yes Yes
Pro 940 37 No No
Plus 940 18 No No
Lite 64 37 Yes Yes

What's New in Version 7.22

What’s new in 7.22: We tweaked a few things in version 7.2 of iBird Plus. We added popups to many of the search attributes to help beginning birders to get up and running. We added an option to disable the song Autoplay function because some birders felt it disturbed birds when out in the field. We also fixed a few bugs and polished the Favorites feature so you could choose to sort and view them according to your preference. Happy birding!


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Customer Reviews

I Love This App!

I have been using various iterations of this app since its inception. I frequently used "What Bird" before. I find the search function to be very helpful. I love the fact that it includes birds from Hawaii, Alaska, plus much of Canada and Mexico. It is certainly quicker and lighter than carrying three field guides-or even ONE for that matter. It is not my only birding app, but if I had only one- this would be it!


The best source for information on birds and especially their calls in one place. Pictures and calls make bird identification simple. Actually 5+ stars if possible. Best money I've ever invested in bird identification.


This is a wonderful ap, especially for those of us who are new to birding. I have used the photographs and recorded bird song to identify visitors to my feeders. It is very user friendly and you get fast results. Definitely happy that it is on my IPhone.

iBird Plus Guide to Birds
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 7.22
  • Size: 1.06 GB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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